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Aug
5
answered Brainstorming questions to elicit features in new software version?
Aug
5
comment Should I rely on Visual Studio in adding HTML and CSS?
I had the same experience with XAML, although I was frustrated with VS after about 10 minutes and did a split screen. Edit the XAML and see the change.
Aug
5
comment Whats the work flow with 2 people on a project
SVN is a decent option (and I'm currently using it at work)... but Git and Hg I have found to be a bit better since I can commit locally (and revert when I did something dumb) without forcing others to deal (if they svn update) with my code that may not work. Honestly I started using Git at the office for this reason but I can still publish my changes back to SVN using git-svn
Jul
21
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
19
comment Why don't all companies buy developers the best hardware?
no mostly management just didn't want to address the issue and I ended up leaving the company not long after this.
Jul
19
comment Why don't all companies buy developers the best hardware?
I generally found that even after they (enterprise IT) did the backups and restores I still had to fix things. I generally asked them not to do anything other than give me the standard image; I would take care of the rest. (Also an opportunity to clean things up a bit.)
Jul
19
answered Why don't all companies buy developers the best hardware?
Jul
8
awarded  Civic Duty
Jun
11
answered Silent Crash of WPF/VB.net 2010 based application
Jun
11
comment Why don't schools cover debuggers?
+1 although I have to admit I agree with @rerun; A course (or part of one) that goes over basic concepts and tools that are used in a software shop would go a long way towards getting new graduates productive. I've run across several that didn't seem to understand source control even after using it for a while.
May
18
comment What features/changes would you most like to see in Visual Studio 2012?
and/or the immediate window
May
16
comment Naming Convention for Private / Public Fields
Similar reasons, although I specifically prefix fields with an underscore when they back a property. If the underscored field name is found anywhere other than that property there needs to be a really good reason for it.
Mar
24
comment Should I avoid SharePoint Development in Visual Studio?
I had a developer tell me SP designer could make re-usable components. She then told me to write every step down that I did in designer and use that to reproduce things. I told her she was nuts.
Mar
3
answered Sensitive Data Storage - Best Practices
Feb
28
answered How big of a team do you need to benefit from bug tracking software?
Feb
25
answered From console to GUI applications
Feb
24
comment Using some kind of version control when working alone and with small projects?
@EOL, SubVersion is viable in this case. If the repository is local then an internet connection isn't required to make commits. (Although I would suggest the repository needs to be at least on a seperate drive from the development drive.)
Feb
21
awarded  Scholar
Feb
21
accepted Load Balancer impact on web development
Feb
13
comment Best ways to recruit developers
+1 I agree with this, although the real trick is how do you do this when you are small and no one has heard of you or you're a large cooperation that has a relatively small number of developer's (well treated or not).